Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Join Forces at Ravens Wood
What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics taught through a combined and applied approach. Rather than thinking about each subject separately, STEM brings all four subjects together allowing students to focus on problem solving in real world situations. It teaches students how scientific method can be applied to everyday life.
In the United Kingdom, the Royal Academy of Engineering reports that Universities will have to graduate 100,000 STEM students every year until 2020 to meet demand.
Currently in the UK, for every 2 available STEM jobs, there is only one qualified professional available. STEM careers include: Marine engineering, Chemical engineering, Computer and information research scientists and Biochemists to name a few. These careers can be particularly lucrative for qualified individuals.
One of the first projects will focus on the BBC micro-bit. The BBC micro-bit is a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology. This will involve aspects from all four STEM subjects and is at the cutting edge of technology within schools. Students should start to see a developing presence of STEM in the physical learning spaces of the school and within their education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lessons.
The school is incredibly excited about the upcoming opportunities which will be available to our students